Introduction to Virtual Reality

  • Matjaž Mihelj
  • Janez Podobnik
Part of the Intelligent Systems, Control and Automation: Science and Engineering book series (ISCA, volume 64)


Virtual reality is composed of an interactive computer simulation, which senses the user’s state and operation and replaces or augments sensory feedback information to one or more senses in a way that the user gets a sense of being immersed in the simulation (virtual environment) [1]. Thus, it is possible to identify four key elements of virtual reality: virtual environment, sensory feedback (in response to user activity), interactivity and immersion.


Virtual Reality Virtual Environment Augmented Reality Real Environment Virtual Object 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


  1. 1.
    Sherman, W.R., Craig, A.B.: Understanding virtual reality. Morgen Kaufman Publishers, San Francisco (2003)Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Electrical EngineeringUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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